180 Connect receives securityholder approval for merger with Ad. Venture Partners



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    Stock Symbol: TSX: NCT.U

    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - 180 Connect Inc. ("180 Connect" or the
"Corporation"), one of North America's largest providers of installation,
integration and fulfillment services to the home entertainment, communication,
and home integration service industries today announced that shareholders and
optionholders of 180 Connect voted over 90% in favour of the resolution
approving the arrangement of 180 Connect under the Canada Business
Corporations Act. The arrangement remains subject to approval by stockholders
of Ad. Venture Partners, Inc. ("AVP") and the Court of Queen's Bench of
Alberta.
    AVP is expected to hold its stockholders meeting to approve the
arrangement of 180 Connect during the week of August 20, 2007, following which
180 Connect will make application to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta for
the Final Order approving the arrangement. It is anticipated that the
effective date of the Arrangement will be on or immediately following the date
the Final Order is granted.
    Additional information relating to the arrangement and the matters
referred to in this press release is set forth in the management information
circular of 180 Connect dated July 6, 2007 available on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com.

    About 180 Connect Inc.

    180 Connect Inc. is one of North America's largest providers of
installation, integration and fulfillment services to the home entertainment,
communications and home integration service industries. With more than 4,000
skilled technicians and 750 support personnel based in over 85 operating
locations, 180 Connect is well positioned as the only pure play national
residential service provider in the market. 180 Connect Inc. shares are traded
under the name of 180 Connect Inc. on the TSX under the symbol NCT.U. For
Information please contact Investor Relations or visit our website at
www.180connect.net.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect
Management's current expectations regarding mattes relating to the arrangement
including approval of the arrangement by securityholders of 180 Connect and
stockholders of AVP, the timing of the application for the hearing of the
Petition for the Final Order approving the arrangement and the effective date
of the Arrangement. These statements reflect Management's current beliefs and
are based on information currently available to Management. Forward-looking
statements involve significant risk, uncertainties and assumptions. Many
factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ
materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking
statements. Reference should be made to the management information circular of
180 Connect dated July 6, 2007 for a description of the risks and
uncertainties facing the Corporation. These risks and uncertainties should be
considered carefully and prospective investors should not place undue reliance
on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements
contained in this news release are based upon what Management believes to be
reasonable assumptions, the Corporation cannot assure that actual results will
be consistent with these forward-looking statements.

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For further information:

For further information: Claudia A. Di Maio, 180 Connect Inc., TEL:
(866) 995-8888, DIRECT LINE: (416) 930-7710, EMAIL: cdimaio@180connect.net

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